For Immediate Release
Lyman Allyn Presents Mentoring Courtney Love
March 27, 2013
Contact: Nancy Stula
860.443.2545 ext. 113
Lyman Allyn Art Museum opens Courtney Love exhibition
Mentoring Courtney Love:
David LaChapelle and Courtney Love
On view April 13-August 10, 2013
Opening Reception April 12, 6-8pm. ($10 admission for non-members)
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut announces the exhibition, Mentoring Courtney Love: David LaChapelle and Courtney Love, on view Saturday, April 13, through August 10, 2013.
The concept of mentoring is one not often associated with the contemporary art world. Yet artist Courtney Love, best known as a musician, credits artist and photographer David LaChapelle with mentoring her as a visual artist. Love’s work, featured in this exhibition, are all works on paper. They are executed in a combination of pastel, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, acrylic, and marker. The works on view are all portraits, including some self portraits, and this is where we see the relationship between her work and that of her mentor David LaChapelle. While LaChapelle’s photographic portraits are slick and hyper-real, Love’s portraits are sketch-like and spontaneous. Her images are raw and full of emotion, and they bear a resemblance to her music. There is a consistency in vision between her music and her visual art that suggests an authenticity of expression.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, located adjacent to three schools: Connecticut College, a four year private college; the United States Coast Guard Academy; and the Williams School, a private secondary school, is perfectly situated to contemplate the idea of mentoring. [Read more…]